Silicone Slip/Leveling Agents work on wood, furniture, and plastics.

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Dow Corning® 205SL/204SL/401LS enable formulators of solventborne and UV coatings to achieve desired slip and hand feel performance without causing decreased recoatability. Dow Corning 205SL promotes hand feel and also functions as antifoam; Dow Corning 204SL provides slip performance in radiation curable coatings and allows for low-VOC levels as well as formulation flexibility; and Dow Corning 401LS promotes slip performance as well as wetting and leveling properties.

Original Press Release:

Dow Corning Introduces Innovative Family of Silicone Slip and Leveling Agents for Wood, Furniture and Plastic Coatings, Inks and Overprint Varnishes

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, USA: Formulators of solventborne and UV coatings can now achieve excellent slip and hand feel performance without causing decreased recoatability thanks to a new family of Dow Corning® brand slip and leveling agents that are effective on wood, furniture and plastics.

Dow Corning® 205SL Additive, Dow Corning® 204SL Additive and Dow Corning® 401LS Additive are multipurpose additives that provide a range of solubilities and other characteristics at low addition levels and enable formulators to develop tailored solutions for optimized performance in multiple resin systems and applications.

Dow Corning 205SL Additive gives excellent hand feel and also functions as an antifoam, while Dow Corning 204SL Additive provides the product family's best-in-class slip performance in radiation curable coatings and allows for low VOC levels and formulation flexibility. Dow Corning 401LS Additive offers improved slip performance and good wetting and leveling properties without affecting coating clarity in solventborne formulations.

"With this new family of slip and leveling agents, we are offering formulators the ability to fine-tune their formulations and tweak them for desired performance," said Joscelin Wong, Dow Corning's ASEAN Market Manager for coatings. "Furthermore, these new silicone materials are compliant with European legislation for indirect food contact (Swiss Ordinance RS 817.023.21 Annex 6, Part B)."

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Dow Corning offers a comprehensive selection of innovative silicon-based additives, resins and binders for the coatings industry. In addition to materials, the company provides supportive services and solutions tailored to the specific business needs of the global coatings industry. To learn more about Dow Corning's full range of coatings solutions, visit

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